Volvo will be contacting owners of certain 2007-2020 S, V and X model automobiles because of a problem affecting the front seat safety belts. It is estimated that over 307,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.

According to the defect report, the steel cable mounted on the outboard side of the seats to the front seat belts can suffer fatigue from being repeatedly bent as occupants enter and leave the vehicle. Over time, the strength of the cable could deteriorate to a point where it cannot restrain an occupant during a crash.

Vehicles Affected
2011-2018 S60
2016-2018 S60CC
2014-2020 S60L
2007-2016 S80
2009-2015 S80L
2011-2018 V60
2015-2018 V60CC
2008-2016 V70
2009-2016 XC60
2008-2016 XC70

Owners receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealership to have the seat belt anchor cable for both front seats replaced. Volvo’s number for this recall is R10029 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V-378. This recall is expected to begin in August.

A small number of 2017 Volvo owners will be returning to their dealerships for a problem affecting the driver and front passenger seat side airbags. According to the defect report, the generant mix ratio in some of the initiators may be out of specification. The problem could result in non-deployment of the airbags during a crash.

The vehicles affected include:

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front seat side air bags as necessary. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R89712 and the NHTSA campaign number is 17V-127. (Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 16V-918.)

Volvo has received information from their airbag supplier regarding an issue affecting the front driver, front passenger and front seat side airbags. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the generant mix ratio of the inflators may be out of specifications and could result in non-deployment of the airbag.

The vehicles affected by this problem include:

Owners will be asked to return to their dealership to have their vehicles airbags inspected and replaced as necessary. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R89712 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-918.

Volvo will be contacting the owners of certain 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles regarding a problem affecting the front passenger seat belt. According to the defect report, the seat belt buckle was not punched correctly and could separate from the bracket. If the seat belt separates, the front seat passenger may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash,

Dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud and place it as necessary. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo’s number for this recall is R89708 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-798.

Volvo will be asking the owners of certain 2016-2017 S90 and XC90 vehicles to return to their dealerships to correct a problem affecting the air conditioning system. Due to an incorrect installation, condensation from the air conditioning drainage hose may leak into the passenger compartment. Drivers may notice some air conditioning functionality issues, and if the problem is not repaired, the moisture could affect the supplemental restraint and the engine management systems. Drivers will be alerted of a problem through various warning messages from the driver information module (DIM). Continue reading

Volvo have announced a safety defect affecting the airbags in a small number of 2016 Volvo XC90 luxury crossover SUV’s. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the electrical wiring for the front seat Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) may have been assembled incorrectly, increasing the risk of damage to the wiring insulation. If this happens, the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) warning light will illuminate and the vehicle diagnostic system will alert the driver with a “SRS Airbag Service Urgent, Drive to workshop” warning. Continue reading